March 6, 2012

We're Back!

Shycloud.com has been closed since 2009, about the time I got involved with FaceBook, but I've decided to bring it back to life. What you see as I write this is pretty much what the site looked like when I shut it down, but...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:35 PM in Blogging, Music

February 8, 2009

DMG's Facebook 25 Things List

I have been spending lots of my recent time on Facebook.com, where a current craze is writing 25 Random Things about yourself. Time magazine even wrote about the phenomenon in an article called "25 Things I Didn't Want To Know About You." And this...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:34 PM in Blogging

October 27, 2008

SD Bloggers Meetup Is 1 Year Old

At the beginning of 2008 I wrote about being a member of Meetup.com. At that time I was active in the San Diego Photography Meetup Group and the Arthouse Movies Meetup Group, and had become an Assistant Organizer in both of them. I had...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 PM in Blogging, San Diego

May 5, 2008

DMG's Resume On LinkedIn.com

I've found another site that is proving useful. It's called LinkedIn.com and it offers a profile that is mostly just your professional resume. That allows you to connect with your friends on a professional level. I uploaded my address book, and LinkedIn used it...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:26 AM in Blogging

April 11, 2008

So Far DMG Likes Facebook.com

I joined Facebook.com last Thursday, and so far I'm liking it. The site doesn't allow the flashy layouts you see at MySpace.com, but it allows users to add 100s of 3rd party applications that do all sorts of things. I think most of the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:17 PM in Blogging

February 29, 2008

Where Has DMG Been In 2008?

Since it will be March tomorrow and I have posted here only once since December, I thought it might be a good idea to announce that I am still alive, but just haven't felt like writing much so far in 2008. I have been...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:57 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

July 24, 2007

Quite A Few Galleries In Progress

I haven't added any new public photo galleries since early April, because I've been too busy shooting pictures to spend much time editing them. I have built quite a few galleries that have been partially edited, though, and this week I will be working...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:50 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

June 4, 2007

777 Gallery Visitors Since 1/12

Our photo gallery has had 777 visitors since it opened on January 12, 2007. Have you visited it yet? If you haven't, just click below: ShyCloud.com/DMGsGallery...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:17 PM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

January 16, 2007

Four New Galleries Give Us 20

I've added four more galleries to ShyCloud.com's new Photo Gallery, which gives us a total of 20 so far. Click on the link above, or on the Photo Gallery links in the navigation bars located at the top and bottom of this page. 071406-Kim...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:25 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

January 15, 2007

We Now Have 16 Photo Galleries

There are now 16 separate galleries in the new ShyCloud.com Photo Gallery! Click on the link above, or on the Photo Gallery links in the navigation bars located at the top and bottom of this page. 011007-Hot Chicks In Bands 2 122306-DMG's Birthday Dinner...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:56 PM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

January 13, 2007

WE FINALLY HAVE A GALLERY!!!

I finally have begun to create an online Photo Gallery here to display some of the zillions of pictures I have taken over the years! I have 12 recent galleries there so far, and I will add new ones quite often, as I have...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:04 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

December 29, 2006

ShyCloud.com Is Ten Years Old!!!

Happy Birthday, ShyCloud.com!!! Today, December 29th, is the ten-year anniversary of the day I first put a primitive web site online, after watching a "How-To-Build-A-Web-Site" segment on MSNBC's great old show, "The Site." With what I learned there, along with a couple of articles...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in Blogging

December 21, 2006

Sharp Mary Birch Gallery Is Open

I finally have solved many of my gallery-building issues, and I just published a gallery for the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women's Red Carpet Gala, which Dan Chusid and I photographed on Saturday. Check it out at: ShyCloud.com/DMGsGallery/121606-SharpGala...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

November 10, 2006

New Photo/Video Gallery Is Near!

At last I have found a photo gallery system that I really like, and can install on my own web site, where I'm already paying for the space! It is a Mac OS freeware program called Galerie 5.3.0, and I am in the process...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:25 PM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

August 5, 2006

Visit DMG's Music Video Gallery

Early this morning I added a music video gallery, featuring singers I've captured on tape since 1995....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:53 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos, Music

August 4, 2006

Some Changes Have Arrived

I just installed some of the changes I promised a few days ago, including a primitive photo gallery. Our home page still looks exactly the same, but if you read the left and right columns, you will discover new content on both sides. Nothing...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:50 PM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

August 1, 2006

Changes Are On The Way Here

Tomorrow I plan to begin working on some changes to this web site. They will start to appear by Friday. I'm not sure in what order they will happen yet, but amongst the changes will be: --the addition of a gallery of my photos...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 PM in Blogging, DMG's Photos

March 6, 2006

DMG Named Link Of The Week!

Many thanks and much love to the wonderful Cathryn Beeks for honoring me today as her Link of the Week at her fabulous Listen Local web site! She says, "Tireless and talented as all get out, David Matt Green, aka Shycloud, has been shooting...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

February 3, 2006

I Now Have 300 MySpace Friends!

I just added my 300th friend on MySpace! And the coolest thing is that I've actually met 232 of them in person, mostly through the music scene here in San Diego, California. Visit my MySpace profile at: myspace.com/shycloud And if you are a member...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:24 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

February 2, 2006

View DMG's Videos & Photos!!!

Since 1995 I have been taking pictures and shooting video of various singers and bands at numerous venues around San Diego County. I've decided it's about time I start letting more people see those pictures and videos, so I am working on places to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:08 PM in Blogging

January 31, 2006

We Added A Donation Button!

As it says near the top right of our front page, it costs quite a bit of money to run ShyCloud.com. Several people have mentioned that many blogs accept donations to help them pay their bills, so we've decided to give that a try....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:48 AM in Blogging

January 26, 2006

I'm Building A Page Of My Videos

You may have noticed I haven't posted anything here all month. That's because I've been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes, in preparation for making some changes to this web site. One of the first things I'm ready to show you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:22 PM in Blogging, Music

November 13, 2005

Google "shycloud" To See Our Pics

I have a friend in New Jersey named Laura Quinn who was born on the same day as me, Christmas Eve. She recently sent me a message saying she had Googled "shycloud" for images, and found 16 pages of all the pictures I've ever...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:51 PM in Blogging

October 24, 2005

Our Host Is Having Problems

Since the middle of last week, this site has been experiencing technical difficulties which have kept us offline at times, through no fault of our own! Some equipment blew out at our Internet Provider early last Wednesday and they have had major problems getting...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 AM in Blogging

September 15, 2005

I Created 3 Groups On MySpace

I have created three groups on MySpace. Here are their URLs and the descriptions about them: http://groups.myspace.com/theharoldnetwork Before David Matt Green created ShyCloud.com at the end of 1996, he published an eclectic newsletter named HAROLD from 1985-96. From 1991-96, DMG also was the System...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:43 PM in Blogging

August 28, 2005

I Am Up To 115 MySpace Friends!

I haven't mentioned the free networking site MySpace.com lately. I'm still there, though, and still having fun finding people I've met in real life to connect with there! I'm up to 115 friends! I've now added three famous people to my group who I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Blogging

June 25, 2005

Sir Paul Is My Newest MySpace Pal

I added my 82nd friend on MySpace earlier today. He's someone you may have heard of once or twice... guy name of Sir Paul McCartney! Now I'm not 100% certain that he's the real deal, but I'm almost 100% certain that if it isn't...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 AM in Blogging

June 4, 2005

I Have 58 MySpace.com Friends!

After less than three weeks on MySpace.com, I already have connected with 58 people I know! Most of them are folks I have met in the San Diego music scene, because music types have found MySpace a great way to network, both with each...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:00 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

May 13, 2005

Our New Look Is A Reality At Last!

I am thrilled to announce that ShyCloud.com's new layout and color scheme are finally in place! I had the new look stuck in my head for months and months, but I was unable to bring it to the screen because I lacked the language...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in Blogging

May 9, 2005

I Just Installed Our New Style Sheet!

If ShyCloud.com looks much more colorful than it did the last time you were here, that's because I just installed our new style sheet! There are still some things I want to improve, and I need to work on the various archive pages that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:00 AM in Blogging

May 5, 2005

I Finally Understand CSS!

It's taken me quite some time, but I finally seem to have gotten the hang of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)! I've created a 3-column layout on my Test Blog, which I will move to ShyCloud.com within a few days, once I finish fine-tuning...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:05 PM in Blogging

March 2, 2005

In Case You've Noticed My Silence...

You may have noticed that I haven't posted much here in the last two weeks. That's because I'm working on some changes to the way I've been doing things here. You should see the differences soon. Please be patient in the meantime!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:43 PM in Blogging

January 1, 2005

Happy New Year To All Of Our Readers!

Happy New Year to our ShyCloud.com readers! Thanks to all of you for helping this web site grow! For the month of December we averaged 1,135 page views a day! That was our first time over 1,000. Last January our average was only 276...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:20 PM in Blogging, Holidays

December 29, 2004

Happy 8th Birthday To ShyCloud.com!

ShyCloud.com is eight years old today! I launched it onto the World Wide Web back on December 29, 1996. During the first seven years of its life, this was a rather dull-looking web page that didn't change very much. You can see what I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:00 AM in Birthdays, Blogging

December 22, 2004

This Web Site Was Hacked Tuesday!!!

I now know about terrorism from a personal level. :( I arrived home late Tuesday from a very great birthday party to discover that for the second time in a week this web site had been hacked, this time by something called "The Infektion...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:06 AM in Blogging

November 20, 2004

Please Help Us Test Our New Guestbook!

As you may know, I've been searching the net for a guestbook that I really like, and I think I may have found one at last! It's called Advanced Guestbook and several people have already signed it. Please help us test the book by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:14 AM in Blogging

November 7, 2004

We've Been Making Some Improvements

I've done a lot of work on ShyCloud.com recently, although not much of it is visible unless you look a little deeper than the front page. Some things that do show are the Categories at the bottom of each article, as well as the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:50 AM in Blogging

November 1, 2004

Our Top 30 Hit-Getters At CDBaby.com

I just figured out how to copy the table from our CDBaby.com Control Panel that lists the 30 CDs that have received the most hits from ShyCloud.com to CDBaby.com. Check it out! There have been 1,533 total hits since we partnered with them on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:41 AM in Blogging, Music

October 21, 2004

Want To See Some Blogs That I Like?

Hey! Want to see some Blogs that inspire me to try to make our 6-month-old Blog better and better? Here are five of them: A world traveler named Cherie Sogsti produces a great Blog at www.WheresCherie.com! Earlier this year she let me link to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

October 20, 2004

I'm Creating A New CDBaby.com Page

I've been creating a better page to display the independently-produced CDs that my friends and acquaintances are selling on CDBaby.com. Whereas before there were only pictures of each CD, now there are descriptions to go with them. Check out the new page at: www.ShyCloud.com/CDBaby.html...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:15 PM in Blogging, Music

October 13, 2004

ShyCloud.com's Blog Is Six Months Old!

ShyCloud.com's Weblog is six months old today! We consider its birthday to be April 13, 2004 -- the day we got a Movable Type Personal Publishing System up and running on our server. I've been having lots of fun creating this Blog, and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:28 PM in Birthdays, Blogging, San Diego

October 10, 2004

Seeking San Diego Catholic School Alums

Did you ever attend a Catholic school in San Diego County? If you did, I have a web site for you to visit! It's called San Diego Catholic School Alums and the URL is www.SDCSA.net. I am the group's founder and the webmaster for...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:24 PM in Blogging, San Diego

August 30, 2004

This Website Has Finally Made A Buck!

Wooo Hooo! ShyCloud.com has made our first official dollar! Yay! After 872 visits from ShyCloud.com to CDBaby.com pages, we've finally sold a CD for one of our friends! Earlier today, someone somewhere purchased a copy of Quincy's CD, "Also Known As Mary," which earns...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:47 PM in Blogging, Music

June 4, 2004

CDBaby Buying Can Help ShyCloud.com!

I recently learned that I could help my musician friends sell their independently released CDs, while also helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, if you go through...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:40 PM in Blogging, Music

June 1, 2004

Thanks to Patti and Bridget, I'm Back!

I had a great time Monday night at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge! I saw some old friends and met a ton of interesting new people, and Patti Zlaket even singled me out from the stage as someone who does a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

May 26, 2004

Consider Me On Hiatus From ShyCloud.com

I turned ShyCloud.com into a weblog in early April. Since then the average number of Page Views per day here has gone up from 263 in March, to 358 in April, to 610 so far in May! It would seem, therefore, that people must...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 23, 2004

We're Averaging 610 Page Views A Day!

As of today, May 23rd, ShyCloud.com is averaging 610 Page Views per day for the month of May! Our highest previous daily average for a full month was April, when we had 358 Page Views a day....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:27 AM in Blogging

May 21, 2004

Wil Wheaton Is A Long-Time Blogger!

If you would like to see a weblog that has been around since 2001, and just happens to be created by a famous person you've probably heard of, check out: http://wilwheaton.net/ The blog is the online home of actor Wil Wheaton! He was one...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:50 PM in Blogging, Films

May 17, 2004

You Can Help Singers & ShyCloud.com Too!

I've discovered I can help singers I know who have released CDs, while helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, whenever you go through one of my links...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:12 PM in Blogging, Music

May 10, 2004

54,118 Basic Hits = 10,763 Page Views

So, to summarize what I eventually said in today's earlier message about using page views rather than basic hits to measure traffic to a web site: After we added our Blog in late March, ShyCloud.com jumped from a total of 1,680 page views in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:02 PM in Blogging

A Webgoddess Scoffs At Our 54,118 Hits!

Last Thursday I sent an e-mail to all of my friends announcing that the number of monthly hits for ShyCloud.com had jumped from a mere 2,592 in December, to an amazing 54,118 in April, the first month we had our Blog up and running!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:32 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 8, 2004

I Just Made Some Small Improvements

I just spent part of my Friday evening making some small improvements to ShyCloud.com. I added more information along the right side of the page and organized it all a little better. I also increased the number of Recent Articles that will be listed...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:39 AM in Blogging

April 27, 2004

Two Of My Former Students Write Blogs

I taught Journalism for St. Augustine High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace from 1980-84 and again for three months in 1986, and two of my former students are now writing sports Blogs. Check out their work sometime! Paul Greer (Saints...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:03 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

April 15, 2004

We Are Officially Online!!!

I just moved this Movable Type Blog to make it the new front page of ShyCloud.com! Hopefully, I have everything working correctly. It all seems to be working fine anyway. If you do find a problem, however, please let me know. Thanks! Enjoy!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:32 PM in Blogging

April 14, 2004

I Changed Our Stylesheet

I just changed the stylesheet that controls the overall look of this Blog. The main reason I wanted a Content Management System is because they separate Content from Presentation. Now, whenever I want to add something new, the CMS will do most of the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:15 PM in Blogging

April 13, 2004

Happy New Blog!!!

Our new Movable Type Blog seems to be up and running at last, appropriately on April 13, 2004! I launched my old ProLine BBS, Pro-Harold.cts.com, on July 13, 1991, so since then I've always considered the 13th a lucky day for me, and it...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:46 PM in Blogging

March 31, 2004

I'm Still Researching Blog Software

Greetings! I've found a third one of these programs, which are called Content Management Systems, or CMSs. This one is called Greymatter and I also have another one installed and working called Nucleus. The third one is called Movable Type and I think it's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:28 PM in Blogging

March 30, 2004

This May Not Be The Final Blog

After I installed this Greymatter Blog software, I did some more research and found another software that I like, maybe better. It's called Nucleus and I've also installed it on ShyCloud.com. I will play with both of these setups for the time being to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 PM in Blogging

ShyCloud #6 Is Instead Weblog #1!

Surprise! If you've come here today looking for the next front page of ShyCloud.com, #6, you've found it, but I suspect it isn't what you were expecting! People kept telling me that ShyCloud.com seemed like a Weblog, or Blog, so I did some research...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:02 PM in Blogging